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A350 WXB Flies!

Jun 14, 2013 Airbus confirms the A350 XWB first flight occurred Friday, 14th June. Weather conditions permitted the A350 XWB “MSN1” to take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time. The A350 XWB flight test teams carried out the last checks on the A350 ... Read more

Boeing Forecasts

Jun 11, 2013 Boeing projects a demand for more than 35,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $4.8 trillion. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in Paris, forecasting the world fleet to double over the next two decades. Both passenger traffic ... Read more


Jun 10, 2013 The Current Market The 737-800 market availability continues to be limited due to the strong demand for the aircraft in recent years. 4th quarter 2008 saw a change to this trend with the financial crisis and global economic downturn. The Boeing 737-800 has still fared well in the ... Read more

Trent Engines on A350

Jun 03, 2013 Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines have run for the first time on the A350 XWB (MSN1) following the start-up of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight. Combined with the A350 XWB’s lightweight structure and advanced aerodynamics, ... Read more

787-9 in Final Assembly

Jun 03, 2013 Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 in Everett, Wash., when Boeing started joining large sections of the super-efficient jet. "From the start, the entire 787-9 team has focused relentlessly on execution so that we fulfill the commitments to our customers," said Mark Jenks, vice president, ... Read more

May 03, 2013 Embraer announced that it has signed a firm order with United Airlines for the sale of 30 EMBRAER 175 jets, with options for an additional 40 of the same model, taking the firm order and options to a total of up to 70 aircraft. If all options are ... Read more

Boeing Expands Presence in Alabama

Apr 16, 2013 Boeing and Alabama leaders today officially opened a new complex in Huntsville that will advance Boeing’s competitiveness and strengthen the company’s commitment to the state. Boeing is the largest aerospace company in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers. Huntsville employees in leased facilities have ... Read more

Airbus Breaking Ground - Mobile, Alabama USA

Apr 10, 2013 Today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new A320 Family final assembly line at Mobile, Alabama underscored how this new facility will further enhance Airbus’ presence within the key U.S. airline marketplace, while also broadening the company’s global footprint and providing additional flexibility to its worldwide ... Read more

Pitch Aircraft

Apr 08, 2013 Weight-saving is always a concern for airlines and what better area to conserve weight than in the seats. The elusive balance to provide a seat that is comfortable for the passenger yet space saving (more seats = more capacity) light weight to help conserve fuel, and a quick turnaround ... Read more


Apr 04, 2013 The current market demand for the Bombardier CRJ-200 has continued to remain somewhat soft over the last 12 months due to the challenging environment. Based on the current environment and risk averse financial institutions, there has been very little appetite for many buyers to purchase these aircraft. The ... Read more

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